apple Our Fifth House: Dreaming of a White Christmas Tree

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas Tree

I have been dreaming of a white Christmas tree for as long as I can remember.  I think they're beautiful.  My hubs grandmother had one.  Looking at old Christmas photos, I've always loved that sweet, little white tree in the background.  So this year I goodwilled (yes- it's a verb) my old-falling-apart-Big-Lots-green-fake tree and saved my money to buy a new glorious all white one!

Let me introduce you.


She's so bright and cheery!  It was love at first sight.  She came from the land of Lowes, and she's pre-lit!  You have no idea how happy that one thing makes the hubs.  I was planning to deck her out in metallics with lots of natural elements - think gold, silver, and bronze with branches from the yard and a few unfinished wood tags with words on them - joy, peace, noel.  Yeah, clearly I didn't put a ton of a thought into it or anything.  ;)  Anyhow, the kiddies stepped in with a color intervention, and my metallic dreams went out the window.  I love it though.  Every color just pops against the white.


I had so much fun watching the kids hang the ornaments.  I did have to rearrange a few after they went to bed.  One branch isn't really made to hold 15 ornaments is it?  I should have taken pictures before rearranging.  Those pics would have been priceless!

I did get one part of my metallic dream with this gold chain garland.



It's actually cathedral chain from the hardware store.


What I love most about our tree are the ornaments that have a special meaning to us.


It's probably a safe bet that not many people have a Chinese food ornament on their tree.  Our first date, the hubs proposal, and our wedding rehearsal dinner all happened at the same Chinese restaurant - Peking Dragon in Dana Point, CA - so yeah, I think it deserves a spot on our tree.  ;)


Apart from the fact that I love silhouettes, this ornament is really special to me because it was hand cut by the same lady that did mine when I was a kid!

My mom bought me these fun ornament hooks, and I love the whimsy they add.



I decided to use a leopard throw for a tree skirt.  It ties in with White Beauty's fedora and it makes me happy.  They got bright colors - I got a leopard tree skirt-  even steven.  ;)



It looks best at night.



Don't you just love this time of year?




*Linking up at all the great tree parties!  Come join the fun!
 

29 comments:

  1. How fun! The white shows up beautifully against the red walls in your living room. My favorite ornanaments are the special ones with a story. I tell my husband the story of each ornament as i hang it on the tree every year:). Im sure he's already sick of hearing them, but I love it.

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  2. I always love a white tree! The gold garland is brilliant!

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  3. Beautiful! I'd love a white tree to keep in my kitchen - I have a gorgeous green (slightly flocked) one in my living room, but a bright white one would be perfect to toss in the kitchen! You can never have too many Christmas trees, right?!

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  4. It is beautiful. I will be honest, I didn't think I would like a white tree, but you have completely changed my mind. And that garland is brilliant!

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  5. i love how the ornaments just pop against that white tree! your living room looks amazing!!!

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  6. Great white tree! Totally dig the monograms and chain garland. :) I have a couple white trees because last year after saving about 100 pictures of white trees online I realized I prolly should get one. Found them on clearance after the holidays and had a ball decorating them this year.

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  7. I love a white tree too - I bought one on sale last year from Wal-Mart for like $25 and will be decking it out this year in bronzes and natural elements. I just need to get my butt in gear!

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  8. I LOVE it!! The chain garland is SWEET! You've sold me on white tress too!

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  9. It's so pretty all lit up! My husband has been wanting a white tree for a while, and I've been resisting, but this makes me want to change my mind!

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  10. Very cute. I never thought about using a white tree before, but it really works! You and the little elves did a great job!!!

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  11. I absolutely love your colorfully decorated white tree! I want a white tree so bad but my husband just doesn't understand the appeal. I have a year to convince him for next year. :P

    Thanks for the inspiration - I love colorful Christmas decorating!

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  12. I just love how the colorful ornaments pop right off the white tree! And a great idea with the chain!!

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  13. Thanks so much everyone! We all really love how bright the white tree is - it's so pretty even with no ornaments at all!

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  14. How old are your little ones! This is the time to really enjoy Christmas...when they're young! Your tree is very fun and festive in a a modern sort of way. A great compromise!
    Cheers!

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  15. Sweet Dreams, Rio Fuji, so many to love!

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  16. I love those wiggly ornament hangers! Where did your Mom find them?

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  17. Gorgeous!!! I have always wanted a white tree too. Maybe on day I'll get one :)

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  18. I'm not sure where she found them. Sorry. She actually gave them to me as a Christmas present. I'll ask her and see if she remembers because I have never seen them anywhere.

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  19. LOVE the white tree and the leopard "skirt"! I got my white tree last year and LOVE it (altho it can be a bit of a decorating challenge) I have found I love the bright whimsical look this year!

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  20. I love the cathedral chandelier chain on the tree. It really looks great. I'm trying to find it online and can't. What hardware store did you purchase the chain?

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  21. Hi Betsy - I bought the chain at Lowes. I can't remember the price of it though.

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  22. I don't know that I've ever loved a white tree so much - it's beautiful and fits right in with the rest of your decor. Enjoy that pretty tree!

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  23. What a gorgeous room!!! The white tree is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining the tour!!

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  24. What a COOL tree! I love the silhouette ornament. :)

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  25. oh my goodness! that gold chair is just beautiful! what a great idea. It all looks amazing.

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  26. Love that Chinese food take-out box Christmas ornament! Perfect. :-) Merry Christmas!

    www.carriesbusynothings.com

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  27. Such a pretty white tree and I love the skirt! Thanks for linking up!

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  28. Beautiful!!! My little tree is white as well I so get your love for it!

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